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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbleblanc Date: Feb 5, 2004 6:01am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ZIP's and SmartFTP Selection Groups

so are you suggesting a more shift back to the FTP side of it for the full shows?

Nope, I was just pointing out to thebuddhist that the ZIP files weren't the only means of getting a whole show in one sitting.

Resuming downloads via HTTP has always been flaky for me. I don't know if the blame is my ISP, my browser, or my computer. (i'm pretty sure it isn't the Archive). As a result, I'm strictly an FTP user. I queue up 3 or 4 shows and let it fly overnight. I wake up and they're all done. I know there have been others with similar issues with the ZIP's.

I don't think we should get rid of the feature unless it's problematic for the site (having the choice is fine with me), but I do think people need to know that the ZIP files aren't the only option for getting the whole show without clicking on each track.


As for FTPing, that too is going to become cumbersome for users because they'll have to click every file, since the directory will contain all the formats (and we're keeping it flat, not making a subdirectory for each format).

Not necessarily. SmartFTP, for example, has a feature called "Selection Groups", that will automatically highlight only certain file types for you within a directory on the server.

For example, I created 2 of them. The first one is called SHN, and it automatically highlights all the files with the *.shn, *.md5, and *.txt extensions for me. The other one is called FLAC, and it automatically highlights all the *.flac, *.txt, *.ffp, and *.md5's for me. Keeps it short and sweet to get into those new show folders with tons of choices, highlight the stuff I want, and queue up another download.

You can create the "Selection Groups" by going to Tools > Settings > Selection Groups (under the General section). Try it out. Once they are created, they show up in your menu section under View > Selection Groups > (whatever you name them). SmartFTP even goes so far as to automatically give you shortcut key combos - like "CTRL+3" & "CTRL+4"!!!

Not too cumbersome anymore... SmartFTP rocks.

-Brad

This post was modified by bleblanc on 2004-02-05 14:01:01

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Poster: glenn Date: May 5, 2004 5:39pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ZIP's and SmartFTP Selection Groups

I can't figure out _how_ to create the selection groups

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Poster: glenn Date: Jul 30, 2004 6:17am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ZIP's and SmartFTP Selection Groups

to create selection groups in smartftp:

tools>settings>selectiongroups

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Feb 5, 2004 9:16am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ZIP's and SmartFTP Selection Groups

Awesome!

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Poster: jmr3 Date: May 5, 2004 10:15pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ZIP's and SmartFTP Selection Groups

I don't know about other ftp programs, but with Filezilla, you can sort the files in the directory by file type, so all the .shn files are together, then shift-click on the group of files so they're all highlighted and you're ready to go.

Also, isn't it possible to download the zip files through ftp? I'm trying that right now (slow connection so I won't know how it goes for a while). It seems to be resumable that way. Should I expect to have problems when I unzip it?